New Pipeline Safety Rules Proposed by Federal Government

Midstream energy companies no doubt are wondering how new regulations proposed by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will affect them. The rules were announced Thursday and will soon be posted in the Federal Register as a …

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Finger Pointing by Congress over Flint, Michigan Water Crisis

Democrats blamed Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder while Republicans on a House committee blamed the EPA for the lead-poisoned waters in Flint, Michigan. It was a House Oversight committee hearing. Oklahoma Rep. Steve Russell sits on the committee.
The …

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Devon Energy Could Benefit from Government Decision in Montana

The move by the Obama administration to finally give up a several year running fight over oil and gas leases on land outside Montana’s Glacier National Park has a direct bearing on Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy. The land is considered sacred t…

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Anti-Fracking Petition Drive Allowed in Colorado—–Could Lead to Statewide Vote

Despite layoffs in Colorado’s oil patch and low prices for oil and natural gas, anti-fracking activists aren’t giving up their fight to ban fracking. And now they have won approval to circulate petitions to put such a ban before Colorado voters.

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Anti-Fracking Petiton Drive Allowed in Colorado—–Could Lead to Statewide Vote

Despite layoffs in Colorado’s oil patch and low prices for oil and natural gas, anti-fracking activists aren’t giving up their fight to ban fracking. And now they have won approval to circulate petitions to put such a ban before Colorado voters.

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Bankruptcy Liquidation for Oklahoma City’s New Source Energy

An Oklahoma City independent oil company that focused on drilling activity in eastern Oklahoma has become a victim of the energy downturn.
New Source Energy Partners as well as its general partner New Source Energy GP LLC filed for bankruptcy liquidat…

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Law Firm Announced It Is Investigating Williams Partners in Tulsa

A California law firm noted for its history of filing class-action lawsuits says it has started an investigation into Williams Partners L.P. to determine if the firm and its officers violated securities laws by issuing misleading information to investo…

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Ethanol Industry Rips Congress for Not Including It in Renewable Fuels Hearing

The ethanol industry isn’t happy that it was excluded from a U.S. House Oversight Subcommittee hearing this week to examine the Renewable Fuel Standard.
“Once again, no one from the U.S. biofuels industry wsa invited to testify, silencing a powe…

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Inhofe Files Bill to Allow Drones to be used for Pipeline Surveillance

Oklahoma U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe has introduced a measure to ensure drones can continue to be used by energy pipeline operators as well as others responding to natural disasters. He introduced the UAVs for Energy Infrastructure Act and immediatel…

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House Speaker—–Perfect Storm in Oklahoma

What’s happened to the oil and gas sector in Oklahoma weighs heavily on the mind of Oklahoma State House Speaker Jeff Hickman as he leads the House in struggling with two budget failures and another month of declining budget revenue.
“A lot of w…

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